What Color Is My Hoodie?

Grey? Blue? Purple? It can look different, depending on the context. Let's talk about color perception, color temperature, and the history of laundry.
Atmospheric opacity image from ESA/Hubble (F. Granato): www.eso.org/public/images/atm_opacity/ - image licensed under CC by 4.0 - creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
The optical illusion is original, but based on the work of David Novick: novickprof/status/1139342022551191553
More on Illuminant D65: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illuminant_D65 - the references in this article go into the full technical detail
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  • Please contain all your "color" vs "colour" comments in this thread. Good luck.

    Tom ScottTom Scott27 күн мурун
    • .

      Wintry PvPWintry PvP6 саат мурун
    • Colour

      Ichi.Ichi.15 күн мурун
    • COLOUR

      INKYINKY17 күн мурун
    • a

      Peter GriffinPeter Griffin22 күн мурун
    • Colour

      Poor Ford transit ownerPoor Ford transit owner22 күн мурун
  • 2:57 was that to appeal to both brits and Americans

    Joab PellingJoab PellingСаат мурун
  • Tom: "what color is my hoodie?" Hoodie company: gray Us: gray Camera: orange The same camera: blue Calibrated color sensor: purple

    Skill28oySkill28oy11 саат мурун
  • I think I saw something about this on a tv show a few years ago, It showed two colors separated from each other, but when they were put together, they were actually shown to be the same exact color

    Feenickz5Feenickz520 саат мурун
  • 0:51: Me still at school:

    ElctricElctricКүн мурун
  • ok so i’m not crazy the lights due change at night

    King MaxwellKing MaxwellКүн мурун
  • Redn't

    MarusikMarusikКүн мурун
  • Barely anyone though noticed that Tom spoke in the same voice while the train was passing instead of stopping or voicing it in editing.

    DirtyCameraRailfanDirtyCameraRailfan2 күн мурун
  • From red shirt to grey hoodie

    leoleo2 күн мурун
  • Grey

    Big IronBig Iron2 күн мурун
  • White

    Big IronBig Iron2 күн мурун
  • Red

    Big IronBig Iron2 күн мурун
  • It looks like grayish White

    FalconTMFalconTM3 күн мурун
  • grey

    TanksAlotTanksAlot3 күн мурун
  • Going by those trains, you're not in the countryside at all, you're near Wimbledon in London

    civ27civ274 күн мурун
  • White

    JomJom4 күн мурун
  • its rgb

    what datwhat dat5 күн мурун
  • Loved the colour/ clor flicker! Brilliant!

    Tharinda BasnayakeTharinda Basnayake6 күн мурун
  • Colo(u)r temperature

    Manthan MishraManthan Mishra6 күн мурун
  • I think it's like with weight in physics- it all depends on earth acceleration. Hwatever planet you are on- the weight is gonna be different

    Marta RosiakMarta Rosiak7 күн мурун
  • Gray

    tim kohlertim kohler7 күн мурун
  • I can't say color in the pinned comment, s u s

    Alex ExleyAlex Exley7 күн мурун
  • Light blue

    ??8 күн мурун
  • I want that calibrated color sensor

    Alexis ColladoAlexis Collado8 күн мурун
  • "if im filming under a blank, grey sky, it can make the shot a bit dull" well its a good thing you dont live in the uk

    ya boiya boi8 күн мурун
  • why train

    SvartezSvartez8 күн мурун
  • So, according to that colour sensor... your hoodie isn't gray. Or at least not exclusively. According to the manifacturer of the paint that was referenced by the sensor's software, your hoodie is... "[a] deep purple [that] has a generous gray undertone suggestive of storm clouds on a distant horizon."

    DesignatorDesignator9 күн мурун
  • I think li and ul are block element as ti takes all the width and prints in each rows

    AkashAkash9 күн мурун
  • Friendly reminder: Brown does not exist.

    NoTraceOfSenseNoTraceOfSense9 күн мурун
  • Red, it’s always red

    ScoutswellScoutswell9 күн мурун
  • I saw you in Regent's Park yesterday wearing this very hoodie! Love your videos

    Rebecca146Rebecca14610 күн мурун
  • colououour?

    Big ChickenkingBig Chickenking10 күн мурун
  • seeing the slight red in amethyst sky: what the

    Sexy LemonSexy Lemon10 күн мурун
  • The part about looking dirty is probably why Lego discontinued their original grey colors and replaced them with bluish-grey.

    eioshen boboieioshen boboi10 күн мурун
  • Rip colour blind ppl including me

    CinimodCinimod10 күн мурун
  • The title isn't misleading will watch again

    GamerGamer10 күн мурун
    • I can’t believe you colour hooligans

      eioshen boboieioshen boboi10 күн мурун
  • and another factor... I have f.lux on as well as blue light filtering glasses. "amethyst sky" looks brown.

    Eric DubéEric Dubé10 күн мурун
  • i love watching toms videos in noiay environments because all his videos has subtitles

    Arcitek GDArcitek GD10 күн мурун
  • 0:50 bold of u to assume i learnt anything from school

    bocoy noiubocoy noiu11 күн мурун
  • Thanks for using the right color/colour in the title

    Stovve On the sunStovve On the sun11 күн мурун
  • The video edit and Tom's performance in this video is flawless!

    AshfaaqAshfaaq11 күн мурун
    • Imagine staring out of your window on a train journey and seeing Tom just chilling with his cameraman on a hill with a grey hoodie.

      bocoy noiubocoy noiu11 күн мурун
  • Looks grey to me somethimes when i blink it goes to very very very very very very very very 0.0000000000000000000000001 blue

    Marc EdwardMarc Edward11 күн мурун
  • Tom, you’re the only person who can make “The History of Laundry” interesting. Bravo 👏

    Michael LynchMichael Lynch11 күн мурун
  • When you changed the lighting at 3:00 it turned pink, not yellow. Also, I would like a color calibrator like that. What is it called and how much are they? Google is being unhelpful.

    Abbie BAbbie B11 күн мурун
    • @NT_23 I'll accept peach.

      Abbie BAbbie B9 күн мурун
    • It's more of a peach colour. Definitely not pink

      NT_23NT_2310 күн мурун
  • Forgot i had my blue light filter on.. 2:39 you have no idea tom

    saturnday 1saturnday 111 күн мурун
  • What I take from this video is that blue is scientifically the best color

    Merica MaverickMerica Maverick11 күн мурун
  • This reminds me of an ongoing argument my uncle and I had over whether the house across the street from where we used to live was blue or gray. It was light blue. Every time I go back there, it's still the color I remember it. I don't care what my uncle says; it was blue.

    Dylan JonesDylan Jones11 күн мурун
  • Colour

    SwiftsSwifts12 күн мурун
  • 2:54 the word “colo(u)r” “glitching” between having and not having a u is great

    Sad boi CubeSad boi Cube12 күн мурун
  • I understand this more than the white and gold dress

    Adrian TarrantAdrian Tarrant12 күн мурун
  • I can’t believe you colour hooligans

    devil's musicdevil's music12 күн мурун
  • im colour blind and you hoodie looks grey for me in every video

    Tino MüllerTino Müller12 күн мурун
  • Grey

    GuppyGuppy12 күн мурун
  • I don't get it, why don't you just spell it 'colour'? Why do you keep switching?

    ToothlessToothless12 күн мурун
  • Colour

    CraftyCole09CraftyCole0912 күн мурун
  • Imagine staring out of your window on a train journey and seeing Tom just chilling with his cameraman on a hill with a grey hoodie.

    Zayd ZulqurnainZayd Zulqurnain12 күн мурун
  • grey

    conor youngconor young13 күн мурун
  • im colourblind

    Andrew LeechAndrew Leech13 күн мурун
  • Plot twist Tom Scott doesn't have artificial light, he's actually just in Mexico

    Jeph LuzentalesJeph Luzentales13 күн мурун
  • I don’t know, i’m colourblind.

    kevinwilliam0kevinwilliam013 күн мурун
  • E

    THE_J_GAMERTHE_J_GAMER13 күн мурун
  • Stop right there Mr Tom, the garment you're wearing is comfortable so there's no need to ask for others opinions regarding it. You do you. 😃

    Hammy BurgersHammy Burgers13 күн мурун
  • Christ you look like Tony Blair

    awesomefrankrapidawesomefrankrapid13 күн мурун
  • Grey. Now bye

    B DB D13 күн мурун
  • 2:40 You say, "very, very yellow." I say, "very, very orange."

    JoJo13 күн мурун
  • I dont even have to watch the video .... I can just tell by looking at the thumbnail .. its orange grey and blue ... easy .. Im sort of a genius myself

    AJ SongCoversAJ SongCovers13 күн мурун
  • Colour

    Fakob JakobFakob Jakob13 күн мурун
  • white/light grey/gray

    TheSupremePotatoTheSupremePotato14 күн мурун
  • the thumbnail: whats the color of my hoodie? Me: Portal.

    Drag89XDrag89X14 күн мурун
  • Hah. The answer is that the color is color.

    *-. Killua .-**-. Killua .-*14 күн мурун
  • ah yes a video about colour that my colourblind self understands

    Aleksander Ferdinand WillingdonAleksander Ferdinand Willingdon14 күн мурун
  • Grueange

    LA_gamer2009LA_gamer200914 күн мурун
  • This video made my brain hurt.

    pj48pj4814 күн мурун
  • radio waves, microwaves, infred RADiATIONNNNN! Visible light, ultra violet... X-RAYS, GAMMA RAYS!!! -EMR song.

    DarthAlphaTheGreatDarthAlphaTheGreat14 күн мурун
  • are you the father from mumbojumbo

    Marvin BreitfeldMarvin Breitfeld14 күн мурун
  • The part about looking dirty is probably why Lego discontinued their original grey colors and replaced them with bluish-grey.

    Ailsa NiAilsa Ni14 күн мурун
  • I'm surprised there's no mention of the white+gold/blue+black dress, because the colour perception depends on what type of light your brain thinks it has and therefore subtracts out.

    john smithjohn smith14 күн мурун
  • I watched this video on the 21/4/21 at 5.20 am [no colon, since YT'll think I'm giving a timestamp] in Uruguay, which is during autumn/fall on my phone with the "Blue light filter" set on... So imagine having to turn it off so Tom doesn't sound as if he's gone loopy.

    Felipe GonçalvesFelipe Gonçalves14 күн мурун
  • I had never heard of Amethyst Sky paint mix colour before now, and I already have opinions about it!

    niauropsakaniauropsaka14 күн мурун
  • it grey

    Traktor TomTraktor Tom14 күн мурун
  • This brings me back to the Blue/Gold dress thing XD

    HappiestTick234PlayzzHappiestTick234Playzz14 күн мурун
  • At 2:38 and 3:28 I played it in slow life to make sure it wasn’t the same take, bravo on quality

    TheGameMattTheGameMatt14 күн мурун
  • I thought it looked more Vanilla Sky

    FenceThisFenceThis14 күн мурун
  • I was waiting for you to show up in a red hoodie tbh

    John DangcilJohn Dangcil14 күн мурун
  • joe

    hair dumbhair dumb14 күн мурун
  • This slight blue colouring trick is also used in the paper industry, so paper looks more white, pure and clean.

    Renan Bohn SchwarzboldRenan Bohn Schwarzbold14 күн мурун
  • This would have been a good episode for a CGP Grey crossover.

    nacorannacoran15 күн мурун
  • That colour sensor is worth 800 dollars lmao

    Tijn MöldersTijn Mölders15 күн мурун
  • Its a blueish grey

    Mr - RandoMr - Rando15 күн мурун
  • Orange, Gray, and Blue.

    PinkPixel ProductionsPinkPixel Productions15 күн мурун
  • I don’t care

    amin lefiamin lefi15 күн мурун
  • Im colorblind

    PolaarjPolaarj15 күн мурун
  • bro a SWEATER made me question reality a S W E A T E R

    BreadBread15 күн мурун
  • There is no hoodie. Its cgi

    NoiceYT hiNoiceYT hi15 күн мурун
  • we Indians still use a Laungary Bluing product named "Ujaala" meaning "brightness". clever product naming

    Zodi XZodi X15 күн мурун
  • oh woah and wow

    Danny LawsonDanny Lawson15 күн мурун
  • the colour is grey

    BozicLiveBozicLive15 күн мурун
  • Just to rectify that the 3 lockdown is for England and perhaps Wales? Scotland has had 2 lockdowns so far

    ivyshinigamiivyshinigami15 күн мурун
  • blue-ish gray

    Commodore McDumbCommodore McDumb15 күн мурун
  • 5:12 The calibrated color sensor suggests a color match that looks nothing like your hoodie on the screen.

    tobuslieventobuslieven15 күн мурун